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Pro-Israel Columbia student questions Malaysian premier about Holocaust denial

Cleveland Jewish News

Thu Sep 26 2019

A member of the college campus group Students Supporting Israel confronted Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his controversial Columbia University speech on Wednesday about the leader questioning the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust.

Mohamad, who was speaking as part of Columbia’s World Leaders Forum, was asked to “address and clarify” his standing on the Holocaust by the student, who also mentioned that the leader previously said he is “glad to be labeled anti-Semitic.”

Mohamad replied, “I am exercising my right to free speech. Why is it that I can’t say something against the Jews, when a lot of people say nasty things about me, about Malaysia, and I didn’t protest, I didn’t demonstrate?”...

Pro-Israel Columbia student questions Malaysian premier about Holocaust denial